Fact #1: Shakespeare wrote his plays stoned
“To smoke or not to smoke, that is the question.” Okay, that was never written in one of Shakespeare’s plays, but it certainly is fitting. According to The Telegraph, “four pipes excavated from Shakespeare’s garden contained cannabis, suggesting, the playwright might have written some of his famous works while high.” Damn, Shakespeare! You really were ahead of your time! The next time you need a boost of creativity or inspiration, turn to weed to get your best work done.
Fact #2: Weed is used to fatten up pigs
This next one might stir up sensitive feelings when it comes to the treatment of animals and animal cruelty but bear with us. In Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, locals use marijuana to fatten up their pigs to get them ready for…well, dinner. Apparently, locals have been using marijuana to their advantage for centuries, according to The Guardian—mostly to stimulate the appetite of their livestock.